If you wish to offer the 50 th anniversary of the very first moon landing your stamp of approval, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has you covered.
USPS revealed on on Wednesday 2 brand-new stamps celebrating the Apollo 11 lunar landing objective by astronauts , and Michael Collins in 1969.
” In event of the 50 th anniversary of the very first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to expose 2 stamp styles celebrating that historical turning point,” USPS stated in a declaration.
One stamp includes a picture of Apollo 11 astronaut Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface area of the moon. The well-known image was taken by fellow astronaut Armstrong, who you can see in the reflection of Aldrin’s spacesuit helmet’s visor.
The other stamp is an image of the moon taken in 2010 by Alabama-based amateur astronomer Gregory Revera.
The image reveals the landing website of the lunar module in the Sea of Harmony, which is suggested on the stamp by a dot. The margin paper (or selvage) of the stamp likewise reveals an picture of the lunar module
Both stamps consist of the engraving “1969 Very First Moon Landing.” USPS art director Antonio Alcalá developed the stamp art.
The stamps’ release date and the information for the very first day of concern event are yet to be revealed.
And for area historians and coin collectors alike, the United States Mint has actually likewise revealedportraying the image of Aldrin’s boot print on the moon.